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i'm going to list directors over individual films, even if i don't
love one of their films, i'm always interested to see what they
brought to it. i also tend to listen to albums over singles, but i
listen to more podcasts than i listen to music.
directors: Fincher, PT Anderson, Kelly Reichardt, Wes Anderson, the
Coens, Rian Johnson, Aronofsky, Jonze, Soderbergh, Kassovitz,
Nolan, Mendes, Jeunet & Caro, Gondry & Kaufman,
podcasts: Comedy Bang Bang, Thrilling Adventure Hour, Doug Loves
Movies, TAL, On the Media, Planet Money, Radiolab, The Moth, You
Made It Weird, Nerdist Writers Panel, Bullseye, and obviously,
music: I mostly listen to electronic music (ed banger, valerie
labels), rocksteady (skatellites, or via pandora), guitar-driven
indie bands from the 90s or modern bands that sound like
guitar-driven indie bands from the 90s. And it is guaranteed that
if a song is playing in a store, I will be humming it five minutes
after I leave. Any song, every where, all the time.
Books: left to myself, I tend to read a lot of science fiction or
whatever hot young author the Awl is going nuts over. So I joined a
book club a couple of years ago, and now I mostly read what other
people pick for me. which I like, because between reading news
online, and blogs and instapaper, I feel like I spend most of my
time reading what I want to read, and it’s nice to see what someone
else thinks is interesting and dig in to things I wouldn’t have
Television. I work in television, too much to list. I tried to make
a top ten once, but it was too mind-bending. Still, you’ve read
this far, and I’m not going to give up on you. I don’t disagree
that the three best current dramas are Breaking Bad, Mad Men and
Game of Thrones. Ended dramas: The Wire, Deadwood, West Wing. Three
favorite current comedies are: P&R/30 Rock, Louie, Venture
Bros. Ended comedies: Larry Sanders, Community, and AD.